Daily Scripture Readings

July 2014

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Prayers

Prayers Before Reading the Bible

In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Shine into our heart, O loving Master, the pure light of Your divine knowledge and open the eyes of our minds to an understanding of the things Your Gospel teaches.

Implant in us also a reverence for Your blessed commandments so that, putting down the desires of our bodies, we may pursue a spiritual way of life, thinking and doing only those things that will please You.

For You are the light of our souls and our bodies, Christ our God, and to You we give glory: to the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, now and unto the ages. Amen.
— from the Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom

Thanksgiving Following Bible Reading

O how I love Your law! It is my meditation all the day. Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.

O God, You have spoken to us Your divine and saving words. Illumine the souls of us sinners to comprehend that which has been read, that we do not appear simply as hearers of Your spiritual words, but doers of good deeds, true pursuers of faith,

having a blameless life and a conduct without reproach in Christ our Lord, with Whom You are blessed and glorified, together with Your all-holy, good, and life-giving Spirit, now and unto the ages. Amen
— from the Liturgy of St James, Brother of God

Readings

  1. Fri:  Procession of the Cross  —  Dormition Fast Begins  —  Job 1:13-22k  |  1 Cor 11:8-22  |  Mt17:10-18*
  2. Sat: Protomartyr Stephen, Archdeacon  —  F,W,&O  —  Job 2:1-13k  |  Rom 13:1-10  |  Mt 12:30-37*
  3. Sun:  Myrrhbearer Salome (7)  —  F,W,&O  —  Job 3:1-20k  |  1 Cor 1:10-18  |  Mt 14:14-22*
  4. Mon: The Seven Sleepers of Ephesus  —  Fast  —  .Ex 24:12-18v  |  1 Cor 11:31-12:6  |  Mt 18:1-11*
  5. Tue: Martyr Eusignios of Antioch  —  Fast  —  .Ex 33:11-23; 34:4, 5-6, 8v  |  1 Cor 12:12-26  |  Mt 18:18-22; 19:1, 2,13-15*
  6. The Transfiguration of the Lord  —  F,W,&O  —  .3 Kg 19:3-9, 11-13, 15,16v  |  1 Cor 13:4-14:5  |  Mt 20:1-16*  |  [2 Pt 1:10-19; Mt 17:1-9*]
  7. Thu: Martyr Dometios & 2 Disciples  —  Fast  —  Job 4:1, 12-21k  |  1Cor 14:6-19  |  Mt 20:17-28*
  8. Fri: Emilianos the Confessor of Kyzikos  —  Fast  —  Job 5:8-18k  |  1Cor 14:26-40  |  Mt 21:12-14, 17-20*
  9. Sat  St Herman of Alaska,Wonderworker  —  Fast  —  Job 10:1-18k  |  Rom 14:6-9  |  Mt 15:32-39*
  10. Sun: Laurence, ADeacon, Rome  (8)  —  Fast —  Job 11:1, 7-20k  |  1 Cor 3:9-17  |  Mt 14:22-34*
  11. Mon: Blaan, Bishop in Scotland, AD 590  —  Fast  —  Job 12:1-10k  |  1 Cor 15:12-19  |  Mt 21:18-22*
  12. Tue: Martyrs Anacetus, Photios, Nicomedia  —  Fast  —  Job 12:12-22k  |  1 Cor 15:29-38  |  Mt 21:23-27*
  13. Wed: Tikhon of Zadonsk, Wonderworker  —  Fast  —  .Gn 28:10-17v1  |  1 Cor 16:4-12  |  Mt 21:28-32*
  14. Thu: The Holy Prophet Micah  —  Fast  —  .Ezk 43:27-44:4v2  |  2 Cor 1:1-7  |  Mt 21:43-46*
  15. Dormition of the Most Holy Theotokos  —  .Pr 9:1-11v3  |  2 Cor 1:12-20  |  Mt 22:23-33*  |  [Php 2:5-11; Lk 10:38-42; 11:27-28*]
  16. Sat: Icon of Christ not made with Hands  —  Job 14:1-14K  |  Rom 15:30-33  |  Mt 17:24-18:4*
  17. Sun:  Priest Martyr Myron, Cyzicus (1)  —  Job 18:1-2, 2-7, 14-21k  |  1 Cor 4:9-16  |  Mt 17:14-23*
  18. Mon: Repose of our Holy Father John of Rila  —  Job 21:1-2;, 7-20, 29-34k  |  2 Cor 2:4-15  |  Mt 23:13-22*       
  19. Tue: Martyr Andrew the General & 2593 Soldiers  —  Job 24:1-4, 12-20k  |  2 Cor 2:14-3:3  |  Mt 23:23-28*     
  20. Wed: The Holy Prophet Samuel  —  Job 25:1-6k  |  2 Cor 3:4-11  |  Mt 23:29-39*   
  21. Thu: Holy Apostle Thaddaeus  —  Job 26:1, 4-14k  |  2 Cor 4:1-6  |  Mt 24:13-28* 
  22. Fri: Holy Virgin Martyr Eulalia  —  Job 28:12-28k  |  2 Cor 4:13-18  |  Mt 24:27-33, 42-51*
  23. Sat: Hieromartyr Irenaeus, Bishop of Lyons  —  Job 38:1-11, 16-18k  |  1 Cor 1:3-9  |  Mt 19:3-12*
  24. Sun: New Martyr Cosmas Aitolos (2)  —  Job 38:31-41k  |  1 Cor 9:2-12  |  Mt 18:23-35*    
  25. Mon: Holy Apostles Bartholomew & Titus  —  Job 42:1-9k  |  2 Cor 5:10-15  |  Mk 1:9-15*
  26. Tue: Martyrs Adrian, Natalia, & Companions  —  Job 42:10-17k  |  2 Cor 5:15-21  |  Mk 1:16-22*                  
  27. Wed: Hosius of Cordova in Spain  —  .Isaiah Selections v1  |  2 Cor 6:11-16  |  Mk 1:23-28*
  28. Thu: Venerable Moses the Ethiopian  —  .Malachi Selections v2  |  2 Cor 7:1-10  |  Mk 1:29-35*  
  29. The Beheading of the Forerunner John  —  .Wisdom Selections v3  |  2 Cor 7:10-16  |  Mk 2:18-22*  |  [Acts 13:25-33; Mk 6:14-30*]
  30. Fri: Relics of Alexander Nevsky  —  Mic 1:1-16k  |  1 Cor 1:26-29  |  Mt 20:29-34*
  31. Sat: Deposition of the Belt of the Theotokos  —  Mic 2:1-13k  |  1 Cor 15:1-11  |  Mt 19:16-26*             

Notes

(#) Indicates the Tone of the Week
k is for Kellia, i. e.,  readings not derived from the Lectionary or the Menaion, but aid reading in one's private 'cell' or 'kellia'